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Dying abroad, is anyone legally required to repatriate the body (under international law or common local laws)

No, there's no such requirement, the family can choose to either repatriate or bury/cremate locally. Assuming nobody claims the body, local authorities will give the local equivalent of a pauper's ...
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Is it possible for my country's embassy to arrest me abroad?

Even if they 'arrest' you, they will still have to detain you in some kind of a facility, something unlikely to be a part of any embassy, and that's assuming they even have the personnel available to ...
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If a person has only one citizenship can they renounce it? What will happen after that?

They will be stateless; not a citizen of any country. That can also happen if a country dissolves without a successor. Some countries accept such people as travelers, some not. You could just ...
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If a person has only one citizenship can they renounce it? What will happen after that?

Well, there's a great thread on reddit from a few years back on this. Some key points: most countries, including the US, will not allow voluntary renouncing of citizenship unless you can provide ...
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Is there a process for reversing refugee status once no longer necessary?

As a refugee, you don't really need anything to be reversed. You can simply approach a consulate from your country of origin, apply for a new passport and go there. You will de facto lose your status ...
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Returning goods bought online in Poland as foreigner

Disclaimer: I'm am not a lawyer Polish Civil Procedure Rules (Kodeks Postępowania Cywilnego) establishes jurisdiction to be Poland defendant's residence is in Poland, or if the case is related to ...
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Going back to the Netherlands with outstanding fines?

Your description is quite confusing. You should really get help from a legal professional to better understand the situation and deal with it. Generally speaking, a fine from 2012 would still be due ...
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French Citizenship and article 30-3 of the Civil Code

Some courts decisions I read when preparing my answer to Will it be possible to get French citizenship? suggests that the 50-year delay is counted from the date you try to get your citizenship ...
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Interests on "caution deposit" for rental in Germany

According to §551 BGB, the interests on the deposit belong to the tenant (except some cases, f.e. student dorms). Landlords have no rights on it (and they must save deposit separated from their own ...
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Can Consulate Personnel as Individuals, & / or Consulate, be sued under Civil Law of "Receiving" Country by National-Visitor of that Consulate?

Consulates and consular personnel enjoy "official acts" immunity. If the alleged malfeasance was perpetrated in connection with official duties, it would only be possible to pursue in the legal ...
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Suspect Interpol Case

The only request you would raise on INTERPOL is an international arrest warrant. It is not trivial to get this, first: Your employer has to file a case against you. The case has to be of criminal ...
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Suspect Interpol Case

You have to have done some serious crimes to be flagged by interpol. I don't think that is the case. If at all a case was filed, it might be with the local police. However, this could affect you if ...
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How to get temporary Permesso di Soggiorno?

Italy does not issue a temporary Permesso but allows you to travel (and re-enter) as follows, per the Polizia di Stato d'Italia Requirements for immigrants leaving Italy temporarily Foreigners ...
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